The King of Ireland's Son

The King of Ireland's Son

by Padraic Colum

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Overview

I Connal was the name of the King who ruled over Ireland at that time. He had three sons, and, as the fir-trees grow, some crooked and some straight, one of them grew up so wild that in the end the King and the King's Councillor had to let him have his own way in everything. This youth was the King's eldest son and his mother had died before she could be a guide to him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412159920
Publisher: eBooksLib
Publication date: 04/21/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 175 KB

About the Author

Padraic Colum was born in 1881, in County Longford, Ireland. He took an active part in the Irish Literary Revival and was a close friend of James Joyce. He moved to the United States where he made his fame as a prolific and renowned author. He died in Connecticut in 1972.

Table of Contents

"FEDELMA, THE ENCHANTER'S DAUGHTER"
WHEN THE KING OF THE CATS CAME TO KING CONNAL'S DOMINION
"THE SWORD OF LIGHT AND THE UNIQUE TALE, WITH AS MUCH OF THE ADVENTURES OF GILLY OF THE GOATSKIN AS IS GIVEN IN "THE CRANESKIN BOOK"
THE TOWN OF THE RED CASTLE
THE KING OF THE LAND OF MIST
THE HOUSE OF CROM DUV
THE SPAE-WOMAN

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King of Ireland's Son 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
deirdrea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A remarkable book! I loved it as a child, and still love it today. Colum weaves the threads of many Irish folktales, myths and legends into a single story -- "the unique tale" -- and sends his heroes (3, including a girl!) on a quest to discover that same story, and by so doing, to discover themselves. Complicated? Yes! but in the way that a piece of Waterford crystal, or an ancient illuminated manuscript is complicated. Intricate, perhaps, but not overly involved or confusing. Just lovely!And, speaking of illuminations, the illustrations by Willy Pogany are marvelous!